Saturday, July 16, 2011

8 years

I love my JerBear! Well, I don't call him that anymore, but that was one of his first nicknames. :) 8 years and 4 kids later, we're celebrating our anniversary. Who knew we would have ONLY boys and a teenage foster daughter? I am thankful to the Lord for providing me my perfect match to encourage me to love Jesus more every day.

This post is a bit late, as our anniversary is July 5th. We had a nice outing on the 3rd and the 4th. The kids were all divvied up so we were kid-free, well most of the time.

First, we went to Newport Landing near Balboa Island. We won some gift certificates from an Olive Crest dinner last year and this was the best opportunity to use them!

Jer had the top sirloin.

I had the Hawaiian Nut Opakapaka. What a YUMMY fish dish!

Then we walked around the landing and browsed the souvenir shops. Came out of one with some personalized "Dream Rings" to add to our key chains. Jeremy wondered why I liked these things. The God Bless America sign was free, because I showed interest in it. I guess they weren't doing well, selling for $1.00 during Independence Day weekend! The cashier saw me looking at it and said it's FREE! LOL!

After leaving Newport, we went to The Hotel Hanford, just south of South Coast Plaza. Got a great deal from Screamin' Daily Deals for a night there, free breakfast, and some goodies for use at South Coast Plaza. Our favorite was a pass to hang out at the VIP lounge on the second floor of the mall!

We picked up Judah from Tiff and Randy's house the next morning so he got some time with us all by himself. The older boys were with their grandparents and our girl was at a friend's house.

Jeremy and Judah hang out in one of the rooms in the lounge watching TV.

I couldn't pry the goldfish away from the little one!

Judah napped in yet another room in the lounge while I went shopping all by myself! Jer stayed in the lounge watching tv and using the wi-fi. What a relaxing couple of days!

1 comment:

  1. Happy 8 years! I can't believe that we are coming up on 7! We haven't been as productive (in the offspring sense) as you though. :)